Tag Archives: Bead

Swarovski 4627 Rectangle crystals for Leonora

Instagram is OK for an instant fix but I had to finally get round to blogging about the arrival of these stunning Swarovski crystals. Opening the boxes I felt like a child at Christmas time! The Oooo factor was amazing. … Continue reading

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Abbey Road Beaders – Byzantine Cross workshop

I spent a brilliant weekend in Nottingham, with the Abbey Road Beaders teaching my Byzantine Cross workshop. I was treated to a lovely warm welcome, super hospitality and generosity – we had such a laugh. One of the many great … Continue reading

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Knitting & Stitching Show – Oct 2013

  Wow, what a busy time it’s been for me recently, with weekend workshops at Great Escapes and Stitchncraft, and then came the Knitting & Stitching Show in Alexandra Palace. The interesting thing about teaching workshops at Ally Pally is … Continue reading

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Knitting & Stitching Show – Oct 10th – 13th

  Last night we went to the Festival Hall and happened upon a group of craftworkers sitting, chilling and doing their ‘stuff’. Mostly knitters and I thought I saw some Kumihimo or Friendship braids going on. Stopped and chatted and … Continue reading

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Great Escapes weekend beading retreat – Beaded Bottles Workshop

  I had an absolutely fab weekend with Great Escapes in Guildford. It was the first outing of the Beaded Bottles workshop and I was blown away by everyone’s creations and colour combinations. As I expected every bottle was different … Continue reading

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Stitchncraft Workshop Programme for 2014

  It’s that time of year again and Stitchncraft are getting ready to launch their programme of workshops for 2014. I’m looking forward to teaching a number of new workshops down there throughout the year. Meanwhile I’ll be heading down … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 2

  In Part 2 of the Mediaeval Charms project I demonstrate how to make the little Byzantine and Mediaeval crosses. You will probably start thinking of further applications for the Super Picots technique in your own designs. I embellished the … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 1

  This is a quick and easy little project. The shapes are simple and very effective, but this design not only produces pretty little beady charms, it gets you practising good tension and is also¬†a great way of using up … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial: Techniques – Peyote Spiral

  In this video tutorial I demonstrate Peyote Spiral stitch. Making a beaded rope is one of the best ways to get to know a stitch and is a favourite for beginners and experienced beadworkers alike. Beginners get to practice … Continue reading

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The Bead & Button Show 2013

The phrase “Bead & Button” has been with me ever since I bought copy #2 of the magazine from the Bead Shop in Tower Street, in 1994. I was a serial dabbler in beadwork at that stage but had no … Continue reading

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